Protecting Your Children From the Dangers of Lead Poisoning

The following article is written by pediatrician, Dr. Shally Sinha and exposes the dangers of lead poisoning. Maggi Noodles and Lead Poisoning Cases in My Clinic You’ve probably heard that Maggi noodles, a staple food in nearly every Indian household, was recently found to contain lead.  Many Indian-American children in Boston were being diagnosed with lead poisoning and the FDSA (Food and Drug Safety Administration) took notice.  Scientists set out to find where the lead might be coming from, and


Watch My TEDx on Prescription Apps and Join Our Bay Area Meetup Group

My TEDx on Prescription Apps Sorry it took so long for me to post this. My first TEDx was a non-broadcast event (not online) back in 2013, in front of a bunch of execs and movers and shakers in the community, held at the Silicon Valley Capital Club in San Jose.  This time around I had a different audience.  Students and their parents at Monta Vista high school in Cupertino.  I was particularly interested in this audience since they are in


Does Heat and Sauna Use Help Burn Body Fat and Improve Health?

Introduction Many of us have ancestral roots from a tropical or subtropical region of the world, where sweating outdoors was a natural way of life. Now, due to modern life, we work indoors and even work out in temperature-controlled gyms. Our bodies have actually become more heat intolerant and this could be causing physiological and metabolic changes that prevent us from reaching the best possible health, body composition and fitness. In this post, we are going to take a closer


Why “Nothing” is My Favorite Meal of the Day-A Look at Intermittent Fasting

Intro to the Author and My Favorite Meal I’ve had some really talented and highly qualified writers reach out to me with requests to write for my blog.  I’m a bit of a blog control freak but realize it is incredibly important for me to share the experiences of a diverse group of individuals so you benefit the most. The path to wellness is not a dogmatic adherence to findings from research studies,  which is where our medical industry and

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A Condensed Guide to My Book for Those With Little Time

FEEDBACK SO FAR I’ve had overwhelming feedback so far from book readers globally about the remarkable improvements in health they have experienced and how they have been inspired by the case studies which they connected with.  Despite the title, folks from all ethnic backgrounds (South Asian, East Asian, Western, etc.) have found the content useful.  My goal was not just to overwhelm readers with scientific and nutrition information, but to also tell stories that readers could connect to and gain


Healthy Plane and Travel Tips

Before I launch into this topic, I wanted to introduce someone who is a key part of my clinical team and the work I do.  It took me a while to find the right dietician to work with, but finally Prerna Uppal has been the one I’ve been searching for.  She has decades of experience as a registered dietician and a certified diabetes educator who has worked in the US and abroad in India, she co-hosts my weekly radio show


A Must Watch Video

Globesity Crisis Below is a must watch YouTube video on the global obesity (aka “Globesity”) crisis.  Four major obesity hot spots are covered: Mexico, China, Brazil and India.  I encourage you to watch the entire video so you understand the dire economic and commercial forces fueling this health crisis, and also ask you to share with your family abroad who tend to be oblivious to this world they are living in. In case you wish to watch in  segments, I


Stress Follow-Up: When Is A High Heart Rate Healthy vs Unhealthy?

High Heart Rate: When is it good and when is it unhealthy? I received a lot of questions regarding my last post (be sure to read and watch the video if you haven’t) where I talked about how to use heart rate to monitor stress, and a prior post I did for my medical group on heart rate.  Before I address some of the common questions and concerns, I want to clarify the abbreviations I’m using in this post: PNS: Parasympathetic


Using Your Phone and Heart Rate to Monitor Stress

Why Stress Matters It’s common to ignore stress since it is such a subjective measure compared to other familiar risk markers like blood pressure and cholesterol.  Many of you reading this blog may already have a regular stress-reducing practice like meditation in place, but today’s post is for those of us who might keep pushing stress reduction aside.  Most of us know what acute or severe stress feels like, like during an emergency or emotional crisis.  However, many of us

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Nutrient Interactions, Red Meat, and “Dinobesity”?

Background Back from vacation and cramming for my 2nd TEDx (I’ll share the link when it’s ready in a few weeks), I decided to make up for lost blogging time with an extra long post for you to chew on.  I included a bonus section dedicated to my former dinosaur loving twin sons….they claim they’re not into them any more, but I’m in denial since I refuse to let them grow up.  It is a somewhat graphic, but memorable way


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